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Old 05-03-2017, 01:30 PM   #1
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WeBoost Installation

Does anyone have any thoughts on installing a WeBoost unit?

Any tricks/guidelines/do's/don't do's?

I am very, very hesitant to start drilling holes in my brand new motorhome, but I really need to have the best possible cell service wherever we go.

Are there any great ways to get the antenna cable through the coach walls/roof?

Did you mount the external antenna on the rear ladder?

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I used the front cabinet over the passenger seat for the base unit (all my gear will be there).

I got a metal cover plate from Home Depot from the electrical department (you know the blanking plate that will cover a 2 outlet metal box) as I have the stubby magnetic antenna. I got some 2 part epoxy there too.

I got some Dicor self leveling sealant from LazyDays (or where ever you can get it from.)

I was lucky as the previous owner had already installed a Sirius antenna on the roof so I was able to find out/ see where that was and just drilled a hole next to it. I did take the ceiling of hte cabinet down so I could see where everything was. I drilled from outside in if that makes any difference.
Epoxied down the metal plate close to that area, drilled the hole, dropped on the end of the antenna inside, and Dicor'd the plate and hole with plenty of sealant. I did wait for the epoxy to set for about 30 minutes.
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I would use a larger plate, 8" diameter is suggested. The 2 gang plate is only 4" square. The home improvement stores have thin sheet metal in small dimensions. It isn't just to hold the magnetic antenna, but to provide a ground plane.
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Can I assume galvanized metal to avoid rusting?

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Can I assume galvanized metal to avoid rusting?

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These (see my thread) are some instructions for how I approached it.

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